Groin Hernias in the Adult Presenting as Emergencies

  • David Watkin


A minority of patients with a groin hernia present as an emergency, with a painful and irreducible mass or with intestinal obstruction. The terminology for the complications affecting a hernia is confusing, as various authors refer to irreducibility, incarceration, obstruction, and strangulation. Each of these terms involves irreducibility, for which incarceration is merely a synonym.


Intestinal Obstruction Inguinal Hernia Femoral Hernia Groin Hernia Abdominal Wall Hernia 
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  • David Watkin
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  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryLeicester Royal InfirmaryLeicesterUK

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